Autumn saving from Competitive Cyclist and Jenson
Changing leaves means changing gear, swapping out lightweight jerseys for vests and file treads for mud. Don’t let the cooler weather catch you by surprise and ruin your weekend rides. Check out all the great deals on footwear, tons of tires and jackets galore. So fill your wardrobe while the deals are hot and stay warm and dry this fall – On to the deals!
DONNELLY MXP Tire – Tubeless
Designed for virtually any condition, the Donnelly MXP Tubeless Tire maximizes versatility for cyclocross racers encountering everything from moderate mud to grassy fields, hard-packed dirt to smooth pavement. This tubeless-ready tire sits at 33-millimeters wide, allowing you to drastically drop tire pressures for greater traction and bump compliance, regardless if you’re cross racing or just putting in some training miles on your favorite stretch of back road. This all-around cyclocross tire features a more classic tread profile, except for a few modern updates like precise flex grooves along the center for course-conforming grip, alongside aggressive side knobs for added stability and acceleration out of corners.
SALE PRICE: 39% Off $42.92 from $70.00
PIRELLI Cinturato Velo Tire – Tubeless Ready
The 145-year-old company Pirelli created quite the buzz when it announced that it was reentering the road cycling tire market again earlier this year. We were excited for sure, and if you’ve followed motorsports at all, you’re familiar with its success in auto and moto races across the globe. As we glanced over the PZero Velo range, we had one question, where are the tubeless tires? We were assured it was in the works and sure enough, the Cinturato Velo Tire is the tubeless-ready tire from Pirelli, blending puncture protection, ride comfort, and top performance. Pirelli uses its SmartNET Silica compound for less rolling resistance, exceptional handling, and grip, especially on wet roads, and long mileage.
SALE PRICE: 41% Off $40.99
ZIPP Tangente Speed R28 Tire – Clincher
While Zipp has long held a stellar reputation for churning out aerodynamic wheels, you may be less familiar with the fact that this company also makes tires. First introduced in 2007, Zipp’s tires were originally laser-focused on aerodynamics, which left a bit to be desired in the rolling resistance and handling categories. With the Tangente line, Zipp’s focus has shifted to creating fast-rolling tires with supple grip to rail corners. The Tangente Speed R28 Clincher Tire boasts exceptional traction in both dry and wet conditions and a wide profile to roll smoothly over rough roads. Billed as a race-ready tire for days when the road isn’t pristine, the Speed R28 utilizes a plush 220 TPI nylon casing and a beefy 28mm width to soak up the bumps.
SALE PRICE: 46% Off $34.99
SEALSKINZ Dragon Eye MTB Glove – Men’s
Hot days and rough trails are harder on your hands than your legs sometimes, and you can’t afford to have things like missed shifts and raw, bleeding thumbs disrupting your hours on singletrack. The Sealskinz Dragon Eye MTB Glove takes a less-is-more approach with a sleek, padding-free design aimed at giving you grip and dexterity on the bars without boxing-glove bulk. The synthetic suede palm is responsible for grip, and it’s backed up by an anti-slip liner to hold your hands in-place inside the glove. Added touches like articulated knuckles, Lycra fingers, and an improved thumb design work to give you the same freedom of movement you’d have without gloves, while the completely waterproof outer liner protects your hands from weather and wind.
SALE PRICE: 66% Off $23.98
RAPHA Classic Wind Check Jacket – Men’s
When your rides start early, and showers are in the forecast, don the Rapha Classic Wind Check Jacket and take to the tarmac with concerns of cool breezes brushed aside. This classic-styled jacket takes Rapha’s traditional Classic Wind Jacket II and elevates its aesthetic with iconic style from the golden era of cycling, with a checkered flag design that wraps the torso, hinting at its 1960’s flair, back when cyclists wore wool and were held as style icons. But the jacket isn’t all form over function, and its DWR coated nylon construction proves it. The jacket breathes and moves with you, with a tailored cut designed just for being on the bike, hitting at the hip in the front, with a long drop-tail hem in the back to keep you covered from showers. Bonded seams and hems reduce the bulk for a smart, easy-to-pocket jacket, while a bonded lower-front pocket secures your valuables.
SALE PRICE: 69% Off $64.98 from $209.95
GORE WEAR C5 Partial Gore Windstopper Insulated Jacket – Men’s
The C5 Partial Gore Windstopper Insulated Jacket from Gore Wear is a hybrid of sorts. It’s slim and form-fitting enough to fit like a jersey, but it provides insulation and warmth that’s typically reserved for heavier jackets. Gore places PrimaLoft Gold Insulation in critical areas that maximize warmth on cold days and chilly descents. It’s very low-bulk insulation, so it won’t interfere with your position while on the bike. Adding a barrier against the wind and precipitation, Gore fortifies this jacket with its own Windstopper membrane that’s windproof, water-repellent, yet still extremely breathable. A tall, close-fitting collar further keeps cold drafts and precipitation from reaching your core.
SALE PRICE: $84.97
While Assos has a multitude of seemingly complicated shoe coverings to choose from, these are easy to explain. They’re the direct descendant of Assos’ legendary airlock bootie. The Assos winterBootie_S7 is aimed at the same temperature range and does everything the now-discontinued airlock did, only better. To start, Assos employed the strataGon fabric for its enhanced waterproofing and breathability. It handles nasty weather better than airBlock, and ultimately, it leaves your foot more comfortable over a long duration. This new fabric’s success hinges on Assos’ new flexible membrane. Incredibly, the membrane closes down its microscopic pores when cold and opens them up when warm.
SALE PRICE: 71% Off $39.97 from $139.00
SRAM RED 22 Rim Brake shifter set
The SRAM RED 22 ErgoDynamic Shifters continue SRAM’s philosophy of perfecting the interface between rider and bike. For SRAM’s top-shelf RED 22 series, everything was scrutinized, including the transition between handlebar and hoods, the grip texture, finger wrap, and the separate interfaces with both the shifter and brake lever. The result is an extremely comfortable, highly individual fit that makes the shifters feel like a natural extension of the rider.
SALE PRICE: $313.60 SAVE 27 % MSRP $427.00
VITTORIA Corsa G Plus Tire – Clincher
Anyone with a passing interest in cycling tech has probably been exposed to the hype surrounding Vittoria’s new quadruple compound design, the heart of which is a thin, nearly transparent layer of carbon called graphene. The claims made for this material have been impressive, but we weren’t sure what to think until we got our hands on Vittoria’s Corsa G Plus Clincher Tires. Vittoria blends four rubber compounds with the inclusion of graphene for the Corsa G, and, without throwing any hyperbole around, we’d say the difference is very noticeable.
Giro Empire Women’s VR90
When it comes to your pedaling performance, nothing beats wearing a pair of cycling shoes and being clipped into your pedals. The Giro Empire Women’s VR90 Shoes are the lightest and most comfortable shoes in Giro’s lineup for women who want a high-performance shoe on the trail. They feature a lightweight laced one-piece upper that provides exceptional comfort and an Easton EC90 full carbon outsole with Vibram rubber tread on the bottom for increased grip on and off the pedals. The upper is made with a breathable Evofiber synthetic material.
Shimano SLX 11-speed cassette
CS-M7000-11 11-speed HYPERGLIDE cassette utilizes lighter aluminum spider construction, aluminum, and steel cogs and is now available in three-wide range gear options: 11-40t, 11-42t, and all new 11-46t. It is lightweight, rigid and designed to deliver the precise, responsive shifting performance and worry-free dependability that off-road riders demand.
Chromag Backwoods Jersey
The Backwoods Long Sleeve Jersey is an example of this dedication to perfection. Backwoods Jersey features an antibacterial, moisture-wicking fabric that is not only comfortable but also helps keep you cool and dry. The full-length zipper design allows for easy on and off as well letting you adjust breathability. The semi-tailored fit hangs comfortably without filling restrictive, and the elastic band with silicone gripper at the waist help keep the jersey from riding up.
Scott SMU Road RC Shoes
The Scott SMU Road RC Shoes are primed for pure speed and produced with elite, racing-oriented riders in mind. They feature a matte finish with an asymmetric welded microfiber and mesh conforming upper for maximum comfort. Dial-in the fit with the dual-zone Boa® IP1 lacing system, which allows fly adjustability in two separate segments. The ErgoLogic insole features adjustable arch support and metatarsal button for optimal support and everlasting comfort. With a stiffness index of 10, you’re more than set for maximum pedaling efficiency.
Giro Empire EC90 ACC
Shimano C40 Clincher Wheelset
The Shimano WH-R9170-C40 Clincher Wheelset receives minor tweaks and improvements on this already reliable line of wheels. It features improved drive rigidity and responsive acceleration thanks to its offset rim and wide flange hubs. The C-60 weighs in at a respectable 1527g, with a semi-aero design that makes this wheelset an all-rounder that can take on just anything you throw at it. Shimano’s lust-worthy 9170 series hubs boast a buttery smooth spin quality based on Shimano’s cup and cone design. The cup and cone ball-bearing design is easy to maintain and offers some the best road hub performance around. The D2 rim has been given a new improved aero profile in the 60mm version to help negate the effects of crosswinds and keep your rolling straight toward the finish line. Descend with confidence knowing that these wheels offer superior braking performance thanks to the Centerlock disc brake system.
Michelin Power Competition Tire
At 195 grams, the Power Competition tire is Michelin’s lightest and fastest road tire. Delivering on low rolling resistance while maintaining exceptional grip and durability. No unnecessary drops this time. The Aramid Protek belt is under the tread for additional puncture protection to ward off the dreaded flats. The treadwear indicator will let you know, at a glance, that you have the right tool for the job.
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